Salt is an incredibly versatile substance. It comes from the sea and sometimes from deep in the earth. Throughout history, salt routes have crisscrossed the globe and salt has even been used as currency. Salt has been, and still is, highly prized for its abilities to season and preserve food, as well as for its
N’Goné Sine is sitting with her neighbours in the village of N’Gomène Keur Atou in the Senegalese district of Thiès. She’s trying to get some sewing finished but her work is constantly interrupted. Within the span of 20 minutes, three women come to see her with their sick children. All of these children are suffering
Today in Ottawa, Venkatesh Mannar, President of the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), and Elisabeth Rasmusson, Assistant Executive Director for Partnership and Governance Services, World Food Programme (WFP), hosted a roundtable to review how the private sector currently supports reducing global hunger and malnutrition as well as how to work more collaboratively in these efforts.
MI welcomed the Honourable Christian Paradis, Canada’s Minister of International Development and Minister of La Francophonie, to our salt iodization project in Lac Rose, Senegal.
The Micronutrient Initiative (MI), together with the Indo-Canadian Ottawa Business Chamber and the Canada-India Parliamentary Association, explored the connection between improved nutrition and economic growth in India, implications for Canada and the global economy in Ottawa at an evening reception on Parliament Hill.